Since we are leaving Tokyo in less than a month, the sayonara parties have already begun.
Here are two of my absolute favorite people in Japan. My Japanese teachers. On the left is Imai-san and on the right is Kumazaki-san. Fittingly, we went to lunch at a Japanese restaurant.
These women have been ever so patient with the likes of me. I came here completely clueless and totally inept at Japanese... they slowly taught me the basics. Hiragana, katakana, a little kanji, lots of grammar, and lots of vocabulary. We've been together for over two years now. This sounds corny, but they are the closest thing I'll ever get to having a Japanese mom.
Thanks for all your hard work! Otsukare sama deshita! Domo arigato gozaimashita!